nancy4Geology is the study of the earth; individuals who work in the field study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the earth. By using sophisticated instruments and analyses of the earth and water, geoscientists study the geologic past and present of the earth in order to make predictions about its future. Geology is a broad and interdisciplinary field that encompasses other disciplines such as biology, chemistry, math, and physics. Here are some questions to see if earth science/geology is a major for you.

Geology majors are employed in engineering and management services for oil, gas, or metal mining companies. Graduates work as geologists, geophysicists, and oceanographers for the federal and state government. Some work as private consultants to industry.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 2015 the B.A. in Geology and the B.A. Geology-Environmental Geology will not accept any new students. The BS program will continue to accept students.

Concentrations: Earth Systems History and Marine Science

Courses include:

Geology, Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology, Marine Paleontology, Paleoecology

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  • Physical Sciences
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